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Weekend cafe hot spot: Chatterbox Espresso Bar, Belconnen

By 1 August 2015
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Before we head out for breakfast on a Saturday morning, I check Facebook to see if anyone is talking about a new breakfast spot. Facebook is handy like that. Because we live in ...

A look around Canberra – Bruce

By 31 July 2015 3
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The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 31 July 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday! Saturday 1 August Eales Place Kamb...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Women’s team sports in Canberra? (For a beginner)

By 1 August 2015
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Hi all, I was hoping to find a women's sports team to train with on weeknights or weekends. I haven't played any team sports in a while but am keen to try something new whi...

Roof ventilation advice in Canberra?

By 31 July 2015 5
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I am just hoping for some advice from other Canberrans who have some experience with installing any of the various types of roof ventilation in their home. Basically what did y...

Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre presents The Ramayana and Indian dance workshops

By 31 July 2015
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After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney's Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the ...

Canberra ghost stories wanted!

By 31 July 2015 1
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Hi all, I'm looking at writing a new book regarding ghosts and hauntings in the Canberra/ ACT area. As such, I would appreciate any stories anyone has and are happy to tell (an...

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Drug drought?

By 11 April 2009 59

The Canberra Times is carrying police claims of major victories in their war on illicit drug production and supply. Speaking after releasing results of the haul, Detective Superintendent Nicholas Bingham said police targeting of cannabis crops had a significant effect on production. ''We have see...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 April

By 11 April 2009 7

[First filed: April 09, 2009 @ 08:58] Easter is upon us! For the brave, happy, chocolate gorged few who will remain in town over the long break what's worth seeing and doing out and about? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Police Wrap - 11 April

By 11 April 2009 9

1. Folk Festival Robbery? ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Mitchell today (April 9). Around 1.00pm an 18-year-old man was in a toilet at a folk festival located at Exhibition Park washing his hands when he was approached by three men. The men demand...

Images of Canberra - The Moon and Telstrayama

By 11 April 2009 13

Pommy Bastard took this one from his haunt at the Pinnacle last night. Enjoy. (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com)...

Katy slips a bung to the West Belconnen Health Cooperative

By 11 April 2009

With systemic problems creating what's looking like a collapse of the general practice medical network in Canberra it's nice to see something being done. On the other hand Katy Gallagher's announcement that the taxpayer is paying $220,000 to fit out a privately owned Community Health and Well-bei...

More on the inadequacies of the National Museum, and its secret language

By 11 April 2009 7

The Australian is taking over the coals of what it appears to conclude is the failure of the National Museum. He [John Mulvaney] concedes many people like the NMA's striking exterior. But he claims the building and car park are too small, the foyer and shop too big, and the interior walls aren't ...

Canberra Raiders Trevor Thurling Arrested for Drink Driving

By 11 April 2009 8

ABC News is reporting that Canberra Raiders NRL player Trevor Thurling has been stood down by the club after being arrested by police in Sydney on Thursday. The club says Thurling was involved in an car accident and was driving under the influence of alcohol. In a statement on the club's websi...

Wet weather wedding photos

By 10 April 2009 29

Getting hitched next weekend and it's looking like there might be some rain about. We've had some places picked for photos but they're all a bit outdoorsy, so looking for some suggestions of scenic locations that might be a bit more sheltered from the elements. The ceremony's at Gold Creek and th...

Which chocolate chooks lay the best chocolate eggs?

By 10 April 2009 27

Usually by this time I have ventured out and bought a very large chocolate egg for the kids to have on Easter Sunday, but this year, I kept thinking I should wait. And now here it is, Good Friday, and I need to find a big egg by Sunday...  So, I am wondering if anyone out there in RiotACT la...

De-merit based selection - who put the V in VR?

By 10 April 2009 31

A friend of mine is seeking a Voluntary Redundancy (VR).  He has worked hard for several government departments for around 30 years and is prepared to make way for other staff who want to continue on in the public service.  On putting his hand up, however, he has been told that he won't be...

Goulburn-Canberra transport options?

By 10 April 2009 15

My daughter is thinking of buying in Goulburn. We were wondering if anyone knew if there was a bus that goes Goulburn - Canberra for those that work in the ACT?...

Sports bike mayhem in Kaleen?

By 10 April 2009 17

So we were walking our dog tonight in Kaleen (Diamantina Cres) around 8PM and we can hear lots of police sirens and the familiar sound of a sports bike (loud exhaust+high revs). Suddenly a cop car comes screaming round the corner followed by more cop cars (marked and unmarked) and the bike sound eve...

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